EMOTION THESAURUS

IMPATIENCE



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HELPFUL TIP:

The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
Feeling restless or short-tempered; having a desire for immediate change, relief, or gratification

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Raising one’s eyebrows
Placing hands on the hips
Scowling
Head tilting back, gaze looking up
Crossing the arms
Standing or sitting stiffly
A tapping foot
Folding the hands
Pursing one’s lips
Fiddling with cuffs or jewelry
Glancing repeatedly at the clock
Pacing
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM IMPATIENCE:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED IMPATIENCE:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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